Jeremy Corbyn might be acting like a Remainer now that we are actually leaving the EU, but we know that's not always been the case. Many people know he's been a Eurosceptic for decades - as video footage from 2009 proves...

TONY PARSONS Comrade Jeremy Corbyn revealed as a proud Brexiteer in footage from 2009 — and a hypocrite

Video footage from 10 years ago shows the Labour leader lambasting 'the European empire' and mocking Brussels, writes Tony Parsons

By Tony Parsons, Sun on Sunday Columnist
10th February 2019

TO paraphrase Diana Ross – Jeremy Corbyn’s coming out! He wants the world to know! He’s got to let it show!

This was the week that Jeremy Corbyn came out of the closet to stand revealed as a proud Brexiteer. There’s so much he’s got to give! He’s completely positive!

Video footage has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn dissing Brussels, writes Tony Parsons

In footage from 2009, the then anonymous backbench MP from the People’s Republic of Islington *lambasts “the European empire” and mocks Brussels for wanting referendums re-run until they produce the “correct” result.

Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!

I bet all the middle-class kiddies who worshipped at your sandals-and-socks combo at Glastonbury never saw this coming.

The footage of Corbyn dissing Brussels to an Irish audience is so incendiary it makes Liam Neeson look as though he chooses his words carefully.

Comrade Corbyn really, really could not be clearer about his true feelings.

“We are creating here one massive great Frankenstein which will damage all of us in the long run,” he says of the EU.

“If you succeed in getting a No vote here (Ireland was the only EU nation to put the ever-greater-union Lisbon Treaty to a referendum — and were then ordered to vote again) that will be such a boost to people like us, all over Europe, who do not want to live in a European empire of the 21st century.”

You tell ’em, Boris! I mean, Jeremy!

After being forced out of the Brexit closet, JC can no longer cynically have it both ways — playing a Remainer to the middle class and a Leaver to the working class. That hypocritical ploy to squeeze into 10 Downing Street will no longer fly.

It is a dead ploy. That ploy is extinct. It is no more.

On the great issue of our time, the old boy just got shoved right off the fence. And fell on his face.

Donald Tusk, Brussels’ head bully boy, digressed from condemning 17.4million Brits to hell for voting Leave to sneer that there is a “leadership void” in the Remain camp. He means YOU, Jeremy.

Tusk has seen right through two-faced Corbyn, even if all the little Marxist morons who chant his name are only just waking up to the cruel truth. Corbyn deserves to be despised by both sides of the debate.

He placed the prospect of power above his principles. And we still don’t really know how he voted in the Referendum — although we can make an educated guess.

The irony is that Jeremy Corbyn could have been a true hero to the working-class men and women who have voted Labour for a lifetime and then voted in their millions to leave the EU.

Corbyn could have spoken for those men and women and stood up for them when the sneering elite dismissed them as thick, racist bigots too stupid to have a valid opinion.

It was Tony Benn, Corbyn’s great hero, and the most eloquent opponent of the European Union in our nation’s history, who famously said he felt like “a slave to Rome” when he went to Brussels.

Tony Benn would have had the courage to advocate Brexit and Corbyn must know it.

Jeremy will be a tiny footnote in our nation’s history but what a crying shame that, in our country’s time of need, the Labour Party could not produce a leader who would represent the millions of working-class men and women who have learned to despise the EU.

Corbyn tried to play it smart — and still does — by endlessly parroting that “everything is on the table” and never truly engaging with the debate that has come close to tearing this country apart.


And now he has been caught out because Corbyn, always more Mickey Mouse than Machiavelli, was never clever enough to play this duplicitous game.

The EU is revealing its true nature — a bullying empire that has no interest in being a partner, friend or ally of the British if we eventually manage to leave.

The EU wants to see us on our knees.

The EU wants to see us suffer for refusing to be their obedient colony.

The EU wants us to pay such a high price for leaving that the remaining countries will be too timid to dream of life beyond this democracy-despising empire.

All we can do is oppose these arrogant, unelected bullies. All we can do is demand our independence — no matter the dark warnings, no matter the sneering, no matter the threat of punishment beatings.

What a tragedy for Labour that their leader never had the guts to join this nation’s fight for independence.

Tony Benn said he felt like 'a slave to Rome' when he visited Brussels

Jeremy Corbyn could have been a hero for the working-class people who voted for him